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Encyclop'Aphid : l'encyclopédie des pucerons


Identification of aphids associated with Salicaceae

A key based on visual identification is provided to help you identify frequent species

The link on the species name gives access to the identification file 

Poplar (Populus)

Chaitophorus leucomelas
green with dark stripes interrupted in the central part, presence of numerous hairs, alate with wing veins dark and a stigma very dark

Chaitophorus leucomelas : adulte aptère et colonie
Chaitophorus leucomelas : adulte ailé
Chaitophorus leucomelas : adulte ailé

Chaitophorus populeti
green or brown with light spot on abdomen, presence of numerous hairs, alate with dark dorsal and central stripes

Chaitophorus populeti : colonie visitée par une fourmi
Chaitophorus populeti :adulte ailé
Chaitophorus populeti : adulte ailé

Chaitophorus populialbae
small, whitish to pale green with small green spots, alate green to yellow with stripes that may fuse

Chaitophorus populialbe : adulte ailé

Pemphigus bursarius
colonies are hidden in purse-like galls present on leaf petioles, alate light grey, on wing, medial vein unbranched

Pemphigus bursarius : galle en forme de bourse sur peuplier
Pemphigus bursarius : adulte ailé
Pemphigus spyrothecae : adulte ailé

Phloeomyzus passerinii
yellow-green, covered with abundant whitish waxy secretions which makes them easy to seer on poplar trunks, alate with wings folded flat and veins broadened and dark 

Phloeomyzus passerinii : larves
Phloeomyzus passerinii : ailé
Phloeomyzus passerinii : colonie

Thecabius affinis
apterous develop inside a gall formed from a folded leaf

Thecabius affinis : adulte ailé

Willow (Salix)

Aphis farinosa
marbled green with cornicles light and straight; within colony, males small and orangey

Aphis farinosa : adulte aptère
Aphis farinosa : accouplement
Aphis farinosa : colonie

Cavariella aegopodii
yellowish green, antennae short, cornicles swollen and caudicle present above cauda

Cavariella aegopodii : adulte aptère
Cavariella aegopodii : adulte ailé

Cavariella pastinacae
very similar to C. aegopodii, the difference in procssus terminalis, longer in C. pastinacae

Cavariella pastinacae : adulte ailé

Chaitophorus salijaponicus niger
brown to deep black with long hairs and cornicles very short 

Chaitophorus salijaponicus niger : colonie

Pterocomma salicis
greyish black with whitish marks and small swollen cornicles, orangey to bright red

Pterocomma salicis : adulte aptère
Pterocomma salicis : adulte ailé

Tuberolachnus salignus
large brown aphid with large blackish tubercle on abdomen in relief

Tuberolachnus salignus : colonie
Tuberolachnus salignus : adulte ailé
Fannia manicata prospectant une colonie de Tuberolachnus salignus